This film packs a whole lot into every scene. It does an excellent job of balancing the emotional trama of divorce with the light-hearted, care-free attitude of young love. It's both a coming of age story, and a taught domestic drama. Morgan Krantz does a great job directing his young actors, and their performances bring a lasting intimacy to their characters and the confusing web of teenage angst. I definitely recommend checkng out this film; it's independent filmmaking in rare form.
By The Meridian
I was a little hesitant to see this at first, but it won me over. Very good acting and the story was pretty unique. Great stuff.
Lives up to the hype
It's a rare thing these days to see a festival-hyped indie film by a new director actually live up to its praise. In my opinion Babysitter is right on the mark. I have to admit I'm kind of a sucker for coming-of-age indie flicks and while Babysitter fits that billing, it manages to do so without feeling overly derivative or templated like so many films in the genre. Its subtle yet potent, flippant yet insightful and, perhaps most important of all, highly relatable. Long and the short of it is you should watch this film.
Great acting, solid story and great characters. It puts the babysitter fantasy in perspective in an honest and relatable way.